Three Safety Features to Help You Stay on the Road
Get the tools you need to improve driver safety
Every time your employees get behind the wheel, they’re putting their lives—and the lives of others—at risk.
Whether a crash occurs on or off the job, employers absorb the costs of medical care and time off. And we all pay in lost productivity and damage.
NexTraq®—a MICHELIN® group company—knows improving driving behaviors can help protect your employees, your company, and your community. Take these three safety steps to help your team stay on the road and get home safely.
Safety Before You Hit the Road: NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection
Driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIR) empower drivers to improve safety before they hit the road.
NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection takes the daily walk-around to the next level. As a result, your company can experience the benefits that come with preparation.
Drivers save time, provide more detailed reports, and help streamline maintenance
Uptime improves with comprehensive reports to help prioritize maintenance and repairs
Managers work smarter with automated archiving, saving time to focus on what matters most
The data collected from NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection gives clear and concise reports, making fleet management more efficient. You can use it to:
Simplify your drivers’ workday with paperless, easy-to-use vehicle inspection forms
Easily make custom forms for vehicles, trailers, mowers, or other equipment your team uses
Fix issues as they’re discovered to help save money on costly repairs and avoid downtime
Keep clean and comprehensive inspection histories documenting equipment condition
Send reports via email or download PDFs for your records in just a few taps
“The ability to design and customize my own driver vehicle inspection reports was vital,” said Ed Reardon, CF Logistics general manager. “It’s so easy to do with NexTraq. Everything is a checklist or a drop-down menu. It makes the driver’s life easier, and therefore my life easier. Because I know when something is missing or damaged, they’re reporting it.”
Tools like NexTraq® Vehicle Inspection help your team keep fleets clean, healthy, and well-maintained. That all adds up to safer workdays, improved uptime, and increased profitability.
Safety While You’re on The Road: Real-Time Alerts and Driver Safety
Driver safety is paramount, but how do you know your drivers are following the rules? It’s your company logo on the vehicle, and you don’t want your drivers to make a bad impression. No one wants a truck with their business name speeding through a school zone full of children.
Real-time alerts help you correct aggressive and dangerous driving behaviors. With NexTraq® Driver Safety Solution, you can set up notifications to tell you who was speeding, taking corners too fast, braking too hard, or accelerating too aggressively.
That gives you the data and insights you need to make positive changes in your fleet operations. For example, you can:
Know when important events are happening with your vehicles
Receive instant notifications sent to your laptop, tablet, and smartphone
Choose the alert type, vehicles to cover, and frequency of notifications
With more than 30 alerts, it’s easy to stay informed about how your drivers and vehicles are performing with NexTraq. For example, a Posted Speed Alert sends a notification to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop if your drivers exceed the posted speed limit. If excessive idling is a challenge, you can use Idle Alert to monitor where your team is leaving the engine running when parked.
Then, you can follow up with NexTraq® Driver Awareness™ to encourage drivers to follow company policies on the road. The driver hears a beep from an in-cab buzzer for one second when fleet vehicles are involved in harsh acceleration, hard braking, or aggressive cornering events. That serves as a reminder to drive more cautiously.
NexTraq offers other complementary driver safety products to help our customers do their part to keep their drivers and fellow motorists safer.
NexTraq® Dashcam: HD video evidence can incentivize good driving behavior, show you when coaching is needed, and help protect your business from false claims
NexTraq® MobileBlock™: In partnership with SafeDrivePod®, NexTraq MobileBlock is a complete solution that ensures drivers’ smartphone and tablet screens are locked during driving to stop smartphone-based distractions behind the wheel
NexTraq® Driver Safety Scorecard: Stay on top of unsafe driving events so you can reward good drivers—and coach those who need help
With the ability to monitor his drivers’ activities with NexTraq, Kerry Taylor, President of Millersburg Electric, found that the level of accountability increased. He explained, “I already have a loyal workforce, but having the ability to monitor their activity has encouraged them to maintain their loyalty and more importantly, their efficiency.”
Better driving behavior also can keep crucial vehicle components like brakes and tires in better condition—helping to reduce the risk of accidents.
The global epidemic of road crash fatalities and disabilities is gradually being recognized as a major public health concern. Driving-related accidents are the #1 cause of workplace deaths.
Safety Through Better Maintenance: Service and Maintenance Alerts
Fleet managers must perform a balancing act: Keep vehicles maintained while striving for maximum productivity. Vehicle maintenance is one of the most significant costs associated with operating a fleet, and it also helps keep your team safe on the road.
Staying on top of routine maintenance helps you avoid unexpected repairs—before they become bigger, costly issues that could take your vehicles out of service. With NexTraq, you can receive an alert when maintenance is due or if it’s time to check the condition of belts, filters, fluids, tires, and more.
NexTraq® Engine Diagnostics provides comprehensive visibility into your fleet’s performance—so you can keep your vehicles running at their best. NexTraq monitors the electronic control unit (ECU) of a vehicle so you can get the information you need to streamline maintenance, control repair costs, and reduce the risk of roadside breakdowns.
Then, you can take maintenance to the next level with NexTraq® Vehicle Maintenance Module to help ensure your fleet vehicles get the service they need. Our maintenance logs allow you to track vehicle maintenance and view details of services performed to ensure policies are being followed and met.
Along with scheduled maintenance alerts and reminders, fleet managers use NexTraq to:
Eliminate manual data collection
Streamline preventive maintenance
Avoid expensive roadside breakdowns
Control repair and replacement costs
Extend the life of your vehicles
Plus, drivers can report issues from the NexTraq® Connect app to help keep managers aware of what’s going on with vehicles and other assets.
By sticking to regular maintenance schedules, your company can also lower the cost of fuel and repairs. NexTraq helped Michigan-based 123NET save costs by reducing vehicle idle time, as well as cutting both replacement and repair costs.
“We’ve invested $3 million in our fleet so far, plus around $450,000/year for maintenance and repair, fuel, etc.,” explained Chuck Irvin, 123NET’s Director of Network Development. “If we can shave just 10% off those numbers with NexTraq, that makes an impact.”
NexTraq provides the tools you need to improve driver safety and reduce your company’s risk when your drivers get behind the wheel. Let us help make safety a priority where it matters most—where the rubber meets the road.